2 Cor 7:5-9

For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.

Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.

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One response to “2 Cor 7:5-9

  1. God’s truth should lead us to sorrow and repentance. Paul was sad that he made them sorrowful, but he rejoiced that their sorrow led to repentance.

    He was truthful about the turmoil on the outside, and the fear on the inside. Yet God sends comfort and brings us joy even in our sorrow because of His great love for us.

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